"This is not a totally unusual thing. We see these things pretty frequently." So Santa Barbara Fire Department spokesman John Ahlman said commenting on the after Christmas incident happened to talk show queen Oprah Winfrey. Monday Dec 26th, the private jet of the star was forced to return to a Santa Barbara, California airport after colliding with a bird.
After spending Christmas in her 42-acre seaside estate in nearby Montecito, Oprah and her longtime beau, Stedman Graham, boarded her Gulfstream jet to fly to the east coast. Unfortunately, shortly after taking off, a bird struck the windscreen, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing at 12:30pm local time. Luckily the two persons are okay.